Research

Recent past

Paleolimnology of Uppermost Cretaceous Lacustrine Deposits in Western Texas. Palaios, 2012.


Measured section in the Javelina Formation near Study Butte, Texas.


Present

  1. Using problem-based learning to deliver a more authentic experience in paleontology. Journal of Geoscience Education (Paper in press, 2014).
  2. Paleoecology of the Gaddis site in the Aguja Formation. Below is a coprolite, one of 24 discovered at this site along with dinosaurs, microvertebrates (from mammals to snakes), turtles, pterosaurs, leaves and limbs, and other interesting items. (Manuscript in review, August 2014).
  3. Introduction and evaluation of a new Research Methods course for STEM Ph.D. candidates (expect a manuscript in 2015).

Rather large dinosaur coprolite.


Future

  1. Paleoecology paper about the Boquillas sea floor in the Big Bend of Texas that should be complete by early 2015.
  2. Paleoecology and bioarchaeology of the Indian Creek archaeological site, Antigua. Particularly interesting is the exploitation by prehistoric peoples of the terrestrial and marine ecosystems.